USAAAB: Skill Guys to Watch

Davion Hall

Scout.com national analysts discuss which prospect at a skill position from their region they are most excited to see on the big stage at U.S. Army All-American Bowl...

Greg Powers – National Analyst, Midlands
For me the top Midlands player I want to see on offense is Davion Hall, who is also an excellent safety prospect. So I guess it will be interesting to see exactly what side of the ball fits him best. Hall has nice size and length to be a great outside receiver or free safety in college. He also plays for a smaller school in Texas and this is really the first big event he has attended. He did not go to the NFTC or similar. Should be fun seeing the future Baylor Bear in action.

Brandon Huffman – National Analyst, West
Royce Freeman is the No. 2 running back in the West behind fellow All-American Joe Mixon. Freeman is tucked away deep down in Southern California, inland and more near the Mexico border. He was the RB MVP at the Los Angeles NFTC and had a great performance at The Opening, but being a power back, you never really got to see where Freeman flourished the most and that's between the tackles, lowering the shoulders and dropping the hammer on defenders. He'll get that chance at the Army Bowl.

Chad Simmons – National Analyst, Southeast
Quitman is a very small town in South Georgia and Brooks County is the high school. The star player there is Malkom Parrish and he is one of the top football players in the Peach State. He played all over the field for his high school team and helped them reach the final four this season. He still has a lot to learn at cornerback, but he is a prospect who could surprise some this week because he is not a known name across the country.

Brian Dohn – National Analyst, East
I want to see two-star athlete Demetrius Johnson of Annapolis (Md.) Christian Area. He was a very good player as a junior, but it didn't translate to his senior season as he dealt with some injuries and a lot of losing. He can be a good linebacker in college if he fills out, but I want to see how he runs, whether he plays safety or receiver.

Greg Biggins – National Analyst, West
Kyle Allen blew up over the spring and summer but was over shadowed a bit during the season by a couple of other in-state quarterbacks. Now Allen is back on the big stage with the chance to show why he's the top quarterback in the nation. Everything sets up well for Allen, as he has a pair of in-state receivers he's familiar with already including a high school teammate so timing and getting on the same page shouldn't be a problem for him.

Jamie Newberg – National Analyst, Southeast
Hands down that would be Artavis Scott (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake). He had a brilliant senior season for East Lake on offense and special teams and even played well at cornerback. This four-star wide receiver is a great fit for Clemson, as his game is much like Sammy Watkins. Scott has fantastic with the ball in his hands and plays much bigger than his 5-foot-11 height.


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